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March/April 1992

Debating Free Speech

Responses to Stanley Fish’s “There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech and It’s a Good Thing Too” by Robert C. Post, Franklyn Haiman, Cushing Strout, and Jascha Kessler. Also: Charlotte Templin interviews Erica Jong, Joan Scott on “The New University: Beyond Political Correctness,” Sven Birkerts extends the “Terminal Reading” series, and Uday Mehta on affirmative action. Plus poetry, reviews, and more.

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